Shirin Ghatrehsamani, Ph.D.

Shirin Ghatrehsamani, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
436 Shortlidge RD
Agricultural Engineering Building, Rm. 203

University Park, PA 16802

Areas of Expertise

  • Machinery Design
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Precision/Digital Agriculture
  • UAVs applications in Agriculture
  • Remote Sensing and Wireless Sensor Network
  • Artificial intelligence applications in Agricultural System


  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, December 2019
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, May 2018
  • M.Sc., Agricultural Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran, August 2010
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering of Agricultural Machinery, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran, July 2007


ASM 320 - Combustion Engin for Mobile Equipment

ASM 424-Precision Agriculture Technology

BE 463- Design Principles of Mechatronics for Biosystems

For information about courses please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog.

Professional Experience

January 2023- Present
Assistant Professor-Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, PSU

01/2020 – Present
Adjunct Faculty, Natural Resource School, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO, USA           

Assistant Research Professor, College of Agriculture, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA       

01/2020 - 01/2022
Assistant Extension Professional, Field Specialist in Agricultural Technology, University of Missouri, MO, USA 

01/2016 - 12/2019    
Research Assistant, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL           

04/2014 – 12/2015
Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

09/2012 – 03/2014

Research Assistant, Agricultural Engineering Department, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran        

02/2008 - 09/2008
Technical Expert, Iran Khodro Car Factory, Shahrekord, Iran     

Other Professional Activities

  • Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE)
  • Member, International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)


The Effect of Using a Geopedological Approach in Determining Land Quality Indicators, Land Degradation, and Development (Case Study: Caspian Sea Coast)
Environments - MDPI, Samiei-Fard, Ramin, Heidari, Ahmad, Drohan, Patrick, Mahmoodi, Shahla, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, 2024

Evaluating Deep Neural Network Performance on Apple Detection Throughout the Growing Season
NABEC, Arguijo, Juan, Heinemann, P, He, L, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, 2023

Detection of apples in different lighting conditions using deep learning CNN models
ASABE AIM 2023, Arguijo, Juan, Heinemann, P, He, L, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, 2023

Vision System for the Detection of Apples in the Green Fruit Stage
ASABE AIM 2023, Arguijo, Juan, Heinemann, P, He, L, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, 2023

Mechanism design of a vine row-straddling cabin platform for a pruning robotic system
ASABE Annual International Meeting, Molaei, Faezeh, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, 2023

Mechanical design of a pruning end-effector equipped with a disinfecting mechanism
ASABE Annual International Meeting, Molaei, Faezeh, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, 2023

Artificial Intelligence Tools and Techniques to Combat Herbicide Resistant Weeds—A Review
Sustainability, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Jha, Gaurav, Dutta, Writuparna, Molaei, Faezeh, Nazrul, Farshina, Fortin, Mathieu, Bansal, Sangeeta, Debangshi, Udit, Neupane, Jasmine, 2023

Managing micronutrients for improving soil fertility, health, and soybean yield
Sustainability, Thapa, Sushil, Bhandari, Ammar, Ghimire, Rajan, Xue, Qingwu, Kidwaro, Fanson, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Maharjan, Bijesh, Goodwin, Mark, 2021

Simulation and Evaluation of Heat Transfer Inside a Diseased Citrus Tree during Heat Treatment
AgriEngineering, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Ampatzidis, Yiannis, Schueller, John K., Ehsani, Reza, 2021

A comparison of precision agriculture technologies adoption in 2005 and 2018 in Florida, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Wade, Tara, Ampatzidis, Yiannis, 2020

The adoption of precision agriculture technologies by Florida growers: A comparison of 2005 and 2018 survey data
Acta Horticulturae, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Wade, T., Ampatzidis, Y., 2020

Evaluation of mobile heat treatment system for treating in-field HLB-affected trees by analyzing survival rate of surrogate bacteria
Agronomy, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Czarnecka, Eva, Lance Verner, F., Gurley, William B., Ehsani, Reza, Ampatzidis, Yiannis, 2019

Development and evaluation of a mobile thermotherapy technology for in-field treatment of Huanglongbing (HLB) affected trees
Biosystems Engineering, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Abdulridha, Jaafar, Balafoutis, Athanasios, Zhang, Xiuhua, Ehsani, Reza, Ampatzidis, Yiannis, 2019

Predicting the wear coefficient and friction coefficient in dry for running-in and steady state wear using continuum damage mechanics
22nd International Conference on Wear of Materials, Ghatrehsamani, Sahar, Akbarzadeh, Saleh, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Amptadzidis, Yiannis, 2019

Investigating the obstacles of biogas productions and applications in Iran, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Sadeghi, Behzad, Ampatzidis, Yiannis, 2019

A review: Vision systems application on yield mapping, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Amptazidis, Yiannis, 2019

Factors affecting the adoption of variable rate precision agriculture technologies by Florida specialty crop producers.
International Society for Horticultural Science, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Wade, Tara, Amptadzidis, Yiannis, 2018

Measurement of thermal diffusivity of wheat and maize and comparison by Dickerson method, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Ampatzidis, Yiannis, Sadeghi, Behzad, Ghatrehsamani, Sahar, 2018

Mobile thermotherapy system for treating HLB-infected citrus trees utilizing hot water and steam, Abdulridha, Jaafar, Ampatzidis, Yiannis, Ghaterhsamani, Shirin, Ehsani, Reza, 2018

Design, fabrication and evaluation of corn sheller, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Ampatzidis, Yiannis, Sadeghi, Behzad, Ghatrehsamani, Sahar, 2018

Friction loss and heat transfer of fibre and wood pulp suspensions: A review, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Ampatzidis, Yiannis, Ghatrehsamani, Sahar, 2018

Optimization model of peach production relevant to input energies - Yield function in Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari province, Iran
Energy, Ghatrehsamani, Shirin, Ebrahimi, Rahim, Kazi, Salim Newaz, Badarudin Badry, Ahmad, Sadeghinezhad, Emad, 2016